Microsoft’s vision for AI in the enterprise

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How could AI empower your workforce? Microsoft wants to bring AI to every application, every business process, and every employee.

At BSI Labs, we believe that AI will only reach its full potential within a business when data and insights are democratized across the entire organization, and we want to help your business transform.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you complete an accurate assessment on your business and industry and provide you with the right AI solution to empower your business in the modern digital age.

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SQL Server VMs run better on Azure than AWS

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80% of IT administration time is spent on patching, network setup, and firewall configuration. But with compliance changes and cyberattacks happening every day, it can be tough to keep up. Businesses need a reliable way to backup and safeguard their data. With automatic updates from Azure, you can save time and money by setting up automatic application of the latest security patches–ensuring your IT team doesn’t have to.

At BSI Labs, we want you to have the right tools to safeguard your company more effectively with a modern IT infrastructure solution. Contact us today to learn more.

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Develop AI with Azure Machine Learning

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Many businesses are struggling to find the talent and capacity to create and manage their machine learning models to actually unlock the insights within their data.

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning streamlines this process to make modeling accessible to all businesses. Azure can easily prep your data and meet you where you are for modeling capabilities–with or without coding experience.

At BSI Labs, we are ready to help you take control of your data. It’s easier than you think. Contact us to get started.

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A closer look at hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud approaches

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81% of respondents in a recent RightScale report claim that their enterprises use a multi-cloud strategy. Hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud are quickly becoming the new norm for enterprises. Businesses are using these cloud strategies to de-risk business decisions, realize cost efficiencies, attain data sovereignty, meet security and privacy regulations, and more.

At BSI Labs, we want to help your business plan and implement your own cloud strategy. With our experienced staff, we can help you modernize your IT infrastructure. Contact us today to learn more.

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How AI Will Augment Human Creativity

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75% of people surveyed believe that they’re not living up to their creative potential. A study published in Psychological Science may have an explanation. They found that the more our brains are overloaded with juggling our various responsibilities, the less room we have for creativity.

AI has the potential to take on the routine tasks that clutter our brains. With these distracting burdens lifted, our minds can be freer to be more creative than ever.

At BSI Labs, we’re excited to see what creative solutions you will discover for your business challenges. Contact us to get started.

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Customer story: IHG (InterContinental Hotel Group) grows and scales its global business with hybrid cloud

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With locations in 100 countries, InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) is focused on improving their customers’ experiences through technology. But updating IT infrastructure in so many countries was costly and ineffective. The cloud offered IHG a way to grow and scale their global business while adding value to their customers.

At BSI Labs, we’ve helped businesses adopt a hybrid cloud solution that meets their specific needs. Contact us to find out how we can help you deliver a better customer experience.

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Customer story: Seattle Children’s Hospital explores new avenues of research with Microsoft Genomics

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When Microsoft Chief Data Analytics Officer John Kahan lost his baby to SIDS, he went on a quest to prevent this tragedy from becoming another parent’s story. He partnered with the Microsoft Genomics team to analyze over 26 million records with AI to find the cause of SIDS. His findings are helping researchers unlock new insights into potential causes and cures for SIDS.

At BSI Labs we know that you can use AI to transform your business, just like AI is transforming SIDS research. Contact us today to learn how we can help you plan for and implement AI into your organization.

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Bootiful Azure: Taking Your First Steps with Microsoft Azure (1/6)

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If you’re a developer using Spring Boot to develop your applications and are interested in using Microsoft Azure as your base, check out this mini-series. It walks you through the advantages of Microsoft Azure as a platform for your applications and ways to leverage its unique advantages to get the most out of your creation.

Still have questions? BSI Labs is here to support your business in everything from the selection of the right platform to match your needs to taking your application to the next level. Contact us to learn more.

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Cloud lessons learned: Four companies that migrated Windows Server

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The GEA Group is one of the largest system providers for the food processing industry, operating in more than 60 countries. With nearly 300 sites worldwide, 120 SAP instances, 3,000 servers, more than 100 enterprise resource planning systems, and 1,000s of apps, GEA needed to centralize control. So, they migrated their server infrastructure to Microsoft Azure. Interested in how you can consolidate your distributed IT infrastructure?

At BSI Labs, we want to help you find the solutions that will give you more flexibility and control over your data. Contact us today to learn more.

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Intelligent economies: AI’s transformation of industries and society

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According to Juergen Maier, CEO of Siemens UK, “AI and machine learning are important aspects of a wider trend of digitalization that promises nothing less than a fourth industrial revolution.”

Mr. Maier is not the only one predicting significant change. Many companies have already put plans in motion to implement AI in their own businesses.

This survey compiles responses from over 400 executives across multiple countries and industries. It shows what AI can offer, how it’s already being used, and the challenges we might face as a society as it spreads.

Interested in learning more about the impact of AI? Contact us.

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Increase business productivity with Windows Server and Azure

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Over 60% of enterprises will adopt open-source and open APIs for their cloud integration strategies. Migrating existing apps with few or no code changes will help streamline the process. That’s why it’s important to have a platform that works well with open-source APIs and code, like Azure.

At BSI Labs, we can help you find and implement the open-source compatible solution you need while increasing your automation capabilities. We can help you build always-on, scalable, distributed apps with familiar development tools. To learn more, contact us today.

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AI is on the rise

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84% of surveyed U.S. executives agree that AI streamlines processes, freeing knowledge workers for more creative, intuitive, and laterally thinking activities.

For knowledge workers, AI can be a powerful tool to take on the burden of administrative tasks such as data collection and processing. This means these employees are able to spend more time putting their areas of expertise to work.

At BSI Labs, we want to help you offer a creative and engaging environment for your knowledge workers. Contact us to learn more.

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How To Confirm Exit in Android with Xamarin Forms

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Ever hit the navigation bar back button when using an Android app and have it fully exit the app and drop you back on your home screen? I think all Android users have encountered this a few times. It is a frustrating and counter-productive experience. Let’s make sure your app has better UX by using […]

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Opening urls from xaml

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I generally use Xamarin Forms to build apps. I’m currently working on a new project and using all the new greatness from Prism. One of those great features is Xaml Navigation. This is a fancy markup extension which allows you to navigate to another page in your app without implementing anything in your view models! […]

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Build Once Release Everywhere – APK

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Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration is key to any successful software, automating our build and release pipelines is a strategic matter. However, mobile apps are a special case, they are compiled applications, and there is no “Configuration” support out of the box like we have in web products web.config and appsettings.json. The lack of configuration support on mobile … Continue reading Build Once Release Everywhere – APK

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Xamarin Saturday 2019

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Well, this post is slightly overdue…TO Mobile Devs hosted Xamarin Saturday 2019 back on August 24th, 2019, seems like a lifetime ago! All the Toronto Xamarin Saturday 2019 sessions can be seen on YouTube! David Ortinau opened the morning and afternoon, everyone was in the main room for these talks. The morning topic was Comet, […]

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